Cornish Presents: Friction Quartet, April 21

Posted on April 18, 2016, 9:00 am
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Friction Quartet will be performing at Cornish’s PONCHO Concert Hall in Kerry Hall this Thursday, April 21, with a wide-ranging program complete with classical and contemporary works. The San Francisco-based string quartet, whose members are Kevin Rogers and Otis Harriel (violins), Taija Warbelow (viola) and Douglas Machiz (cello), has gained considerable recognition since its conception in 2011. Accolades include multiple grants, recordings, premieres, collaborations and serving as opener for internationally-renowned Kronos Quartet.

The program at Cornish will begin with Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1 (the first Razumovsky quartet), and continue on to Juiced (2014, Brendon Randall-Myers), Good Medicine from Salome Dances for Peace (1986, Terry Riley, of In C fame) and In/exchange for String Quartet and Steel Pan by contemporary composer and percussionist Andy Akiho, with the composer himself on Steel Pan.

Tickets are $20 (discounts apply for students/seniors).

Friction Quartet at Cornish

When: Thursday April 21, 8pm

Where: Cornish College of the Arts – PONCHO Concert Hall (710 E Roy St)

Claire Biringer is a Seattle-based music lover, educator and writer. She holds an MA in Music History from University of Washington, where her primary research involved contemporary opera and its social implications. She enjoys using music and writing to build communities and broaden minds.